Espionage : Spies and Secrets

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The need to defend against terrorist outrages has drawn unprecedented public attention to modern-day global espionage, from the US government's involvement in the politics of the Middle East, Europe and Africa, to the surveillance of their own citizens by governments throughout the western world. This compelling reference resource contains over 500 entries covering every aspect of modern-day intelligence-gathering and counter-terrorism, along with a comprehensive overview of its history. Global in scope, Espionage focuses in particular on developments in the field of intelligence since the end of the Cold War: -Governmental failure to foresee recent terrorist attacks against western targets -Counter-Terrorism, including the growth in commercial terrorism -Electronic and communications surveillance -Illegal activities by the intelligence services from around the world, including assassination, smuggling and torture -Terminology and equipment explained With entries on individual spies, politicians and diplomats, from the players to the patsies, and profiles of the key historical events and scandals from the history of spying, Espionage is the ultimate guide for journalists, researchers and anyone with an interest in this highly topical, controversial and chilling more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128.5 x 197.1 x 29.2mm | 322.06g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0753508303
  • 9780753508305
  • 1,499,832

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'Espionage offers insights into this new era, where the threat lies not in hostile governments, but in highly sophisticated organisations like the al-Qaeda network.' New Statesman 'A fascinating read and an excellent source of reference.' Military Illustrated 'Easily one of the best popular encyclopedias ever written on the subject of intelligence...laced with gems throughout...a must buy.' Eyespy 'Helpfully covers the ground and will be useful to journalists and spies alike.' Diplomat 'Spook anoraks will devour this.' Soldier 'Written to incorporate events surrounding 9/11. Bennett... is not afraid to pen caustic opinions of the individuals and government policies connected to that fateful day.' Library Journalshow more

About Richard Bennett

Richard M. Bennett is a journalist and senior partner in a company that supplies information on espionage and political risk to the news media and other more

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